Monday, February 24, 2014

My pillowcase contribution

Here is my contribution to the Pillowcase drive I mentioned a while back. It was so easy I intend to do more as gifts.

I used the You Go Girl! posh pillowcase pattern (read: has the inner flappy bit to tuck the pillow away inside so you can't see the pillow end - love that) and modified it to make it a reversible pillow. You can turn this baby over and it's as pretty as the other side.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Noah's ark in blue and pink - perfect for twins

I came across this idea when someone asked for matching blankets for a twin boy and girl. At the time I had nothing appropriate or two blankets that were vaguely similar to each other.

I like them, but they were never bought! (I will sell them separately too)

Monday, February 10, 2014

Meet Darius and Dante


I used a Funky Friends Factory pattern to make these little blue friends, in contrasting spots. I made 4 in total, (2 of each) and the first one went to my nephew whilst recovering from surgery. One went to my own little boy and the other two went to special little guys on their first birthdays.
It was so great to find such a cute boy's softie.


 Terrifyingly cute, hey?!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Special pillowcase project

I came across this worthy cause for special kids that could use some extra comfort. I am ashamed to admit that this idea has never occurred to me, as in ICU we prefer patients don't have their own pillows, as these can harbour nasty bugs, and quilt covers, pillowcases etc often get soiled and require frequent changing. However the idea that these kids receive a special handmade gift just for them  and becomes a comfort item for hospital stays is fantastic, so I'm getting on board.

Have a look, you can get involved too, and you don't have to be able to sew. You can donate funds, or even decorate a pre-made pillowcase.

Watch this space. 

Monday, February 3, 2014

Teddies plus blue

Cute fluffy teddies on baby blue soft flannel.
I just love this one!


Sunday, January 26, 2014

Soft fleece spots x 2!

Hot pink...

 and the pale pink version....
(my favourite)

with flower stitching detail

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sailboat teddies

This time it's nautical bears for boys!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Irish fabric: large and soft blankets in pinks

A gorgeous (Irish turned Aussie) friend of mine knows my penchant for fabric and making baby blankets, and so bought me these two gorgeous varieties of a minky type fleece all the way from Hickey's fabric store in Ireland when she was last there.

It's taken me ages to decide what to do with them, and I am happy with the result including some fancy stitching, courtesy of my fabulous Janome. These are a larger size than my other blankets, measuring about 78 x 112cm (31 x 44 inches).

I loved them so much I made two of each and put one of each in the store and the other two in the cupboard for special gifts.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Creative catch up... starting with a baby boy blanket in bold colours

Despite it being a long time between posts, last year was not completely creation-free!
So over the next few weeks I will post a few of my projects and hopefully some new ones too.
So, without further ado....
I really love the rich colours and cute characters in this baby boy's blanket.


I have been trying consciously to add some boy flavoured items to my store, as it seems so easy to find beautiful girly fabrics and colours. Without trying too hard, I have been able to find some cute and bold boy prints.


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